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Tiger Airways roars into Brisbane

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05-Nov-2009 Melbourne – Brisbane route announced today.

Tiger Airways will fly to all of Australia's biggest cities in 2010 giving around 15 million people access to Australia’s true low fare airline!

· Fares from just $88* on the new MelbourneBrisbane route are on sale from today!

· Up to three flights daily between Melbourne and Brisbane commencing from 28 March 2010.

· See tigerairways.com for information and booking details – book early to fly cheaper!

Brisbane is the latest city to reap the benefits of the Tiger Airways “Low Fare Revolution” with today’s announcement that the airline will fly between Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Brisbane in early 2010.

Fares on the new MelbourneBrisbane route go on sale today starting from just $88* one way, with up to three flights daily, commencing 28 March 2010.

Tiger Airways Australia Managing Director, Shelley Roberts, says that “2010 is set to be another big year for Tiger Airways as our ‘Low Fare Revolution’ will now be roaring into Brisbane. In the "Year of the Tiger" we’ll virtually have Australia covered as we continue to grow, flying into the five largest cities with 18 routes spanning every State and Territory in the country.

“More than 15 million Australians will have local access to fly with Australia’s true low fare airline in 2010.”

With up to three daily flights between Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Brisbane commencing 28 March 2010, Tiger Airways will provide a significant boost to the tourism industry in Queensland and Victoria, providing an additional 350,000 annual visitor seats between the two popular destinations and offering travellers price competition and low fares on one of the country's most important air routes.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, congratulated Tiger Airways on its announcement, saying the new services are a win for passengers.

“A new low cost airline like Tiger Airways brings greater competition, which ultimately means lower airfares and more choices for passengers,” Ms Alroe said.

“The placement of Brisbane as a new destination in Tiger’s already expansive network also indicates Tiger’s confidence in the region as a major hub for tourism and business, at a time when our domestic tourism economy particularly needs a boost.

“Furthermore, Tiger will arrive in Brisbane just in time to take advantage of Brisbane Airport’s new and improved road network, offering greater capacity and better connections to the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, cementing Brisbane Airport position as Queensland’s gateway airport.”

Ms Roberts urges people wanting to seek the most affordable domestic airfares to sign up to the eNewsletter on the website homepage to keep informed about latest news and sales information directly from Tiger Airways.

Tiger Airways flights between Melbourne and Brisbane are on sale now starting from $88* one way for travel commencing 28 March 2010. Pounce online today to snap up the best fares! Book early and fly cheaper. For information and booking details, visit www.tigerairways.com.

Note to the editor: flights to and from Brisbane are subject to regulatory approval

Key facts:

o The launch of the new SydneyGold Coast route commencing 15 December 2009 and just last week, announced double the number of flights on that route in early 2010 due to overwhelming demand.
o A new 8th aircraft for Australia and the third aircraft to be based in Adelaide, as well as additional flights between Melbourne and popular destinations (Hobart, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide and Gold Coast). Plus the creation of 30 new jobs in South Australia as the result of the new aircraft being based there in early 2010.

  • Tiger Airways operates the newest fleet of aircraft in Australia with average age of each aircraft under three years old.
  • Since Tiger Airways commenced operations in Australia in November 2007, the airline has carried well over 2.5 million passengers around Australia.